Originally Posted by Paisley
I have a cautious relationship with Mitsouko and cannot get near 24, Faubourg, which is too rich and "eggy" for me in the same way Joy is. Or perhaps I am not grown up enough to appreciate it, but while Mitsouko has always seemed a bit bohemian and reckless, Faubourg seems the stuff of careful artifice, like a very constructed coiffure and a woman who'd not leave her maison without the de rigueur Hermes scarf (that never goes astray in a brisk wind). I think the trouble is a class relationship. I am a peasant in front of it and I don't find it effortlessly chic. The effort of it shows, it's like showplace full of greatly deliberated acquisitions and the manicure of old, very old, money. Plus, it wants a car and driver, or a barouche.
At least on my planet. Others wear it with ease and beauty.
ah , yes, old money - my money is so old, I can't remember what it looks like!
or where I put it ! (attempt at joke)
anyway, I am as always so impressed with the thought, care and detail of bnoter's responses.
you have given me much to think about as regards to my budding relationship with 24 faubourg. I did feel an elegance to it, but at the same time, I think of the Chanels I have tried as being elegant in a more aloof way, (I think someone described no 19, for example as silver and pearls) whereas 24 has so much golden warmth to it that it puts it into another realm for me.
I don't relate to the well to the coiffure and the scarf, but I do have a loving driver!( my honey)
Mitsouko has a bohemian feel to me perhaps only because I have now found anais nin's references to it in parts of her diary, making it all the more intriguing. But I still can't wear Mitsouko.
thanks for this detailed and imaginative description. fun to read!